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NHS Digital to work with Microsoft on cyber-defence

NHS Digital has entered into a new partnership with Microsoft to help health and care organisations protect themselves against cyber-threats. Through the partnership, NHS Digital’s Data Security Centre will utilise Microsoft’s Enterprise Threat Detection Service to provide targeted alerts to organisations. Organisations that use the alerts will be given information about cyber-security issues down to…

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Jeremy Hunt’s best (and worst!) digital blunders

England’s ever divisive secretary of state for health and social care has once again come under fire – this time for tweeting about a hospital’s staffing levels. After a private visit to a hospital in Ipswich, Jeremy Hunt tweeted a picture of the technology the organisation is using to track staff levels. Really clever use…

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60% of NHS Trusts still use Windows XP

Despite warnings from the Government to the NHS about the vulnerabilities of old software, a freedom of information (FOI) request has revealed that over 60% of NHS Trusts are still using some form Windows XP. Digital Health Age issued a freedom of information request to 144 NHS Trusts asking how many endpoints within the Trusts…

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The state of a digital NHS in 2017

2017 appeared to be the year where digital technology really came to the forefront in the healthcare sector. Whilst promises of a digital revolution have been circulating for a while now, this year projects in healthcare showed that digital technologies can make a real difference in how we approach healthcare. At the Health and Care…

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Government releases strategy for cyber-security

The government has launched a strategy on cyber-security in response to recent technological changes and the growing awareness surrounding the threat of cyber-attacks. The Interim Cyber Security Science & Technology Strategy: Future-Proofing Cyber Security report identifies which technologies will have the most impact on cyber-security and develops policies to help the UK keep up with threats of…

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